David “Ziggy” Marley, the son of famed Reggae Musician Bob Marley, is returning to Israel for two concerts on July 19th at Tel Aviv’s Barby Club, and on July 21 at Jerusalem’s Sacher Park. In an interview with Israel News, Ziggy Marley stated he feels very close to Israel. He’s married to Orly, an Israeli woman, and they have three children: A girl named Judah Victoria, a boy called Gideon, and a baby – Abraham Selassie.
Marley admits that, having no other choice, he celebrates all the Jewish holidays and is very jealous Jewish culture. Ziggy states, “ The history of our connection to the roots of Israel, to David, Solomon, goes way before I met my wife,” Marley says. “My father, my Rastafari culture, has a tight link to the Jewish culture. We have a strong connection from when I was a young boy and read the Bible, the Old Testament. The Rastafari culture has a very strong connection to Haile Selassie, a descendant of King Solomon. So it is in our soul, this connection, and we have had it for a very long time.”
Ziggy recently released a new album, “Wild and Free,” last month. The album was produced by Don Was, who worked with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Elton John.